Watch: Vikings Running Back Dalvin Cook Accepts Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger’s Axe-Throwing Challenge

Not long removed from helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win their first World Series title since 1988, Cody Bellinger has remained busy into the early stages of the offseason.

He recently made his debut in the brand new “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” video game, providing the motion capture, voice acting and face modeling for a viking named Otto Sluggasson. Players can encounter the character on their journey through the game.

Bellinger now appears set on helping a real-life ‘viking’ get into “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.” He gifted Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook an axe and challenged him to get three bullseyes in 10 attempts to earn a spot in the game.

Similar to what he has done to opposing defenses this season, Cook dominated the challenge and successfully got three bullseyes within his first 10 attempts.

“Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” was released worldwide on November 10 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia. It also became available for the PlayStation 5 on November 12, which was the day the console launched in most regions.

The number of active players on launch day for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla doubled that of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the previous installment in the series.

“We are humbled by the reception from the players and extremely proud of what our teams have accomplished with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which builds on the amazing success of its predecessors,” Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement.

“In the context of COVID-19, shipping Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on no less than seven platforms is an incredible achievement for all of the teams involved around the world.

“We are excited to greet players on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 with a game that unleashes the power of the new hardware. This paves the way for an exciting holiday, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla set to be one of this season’s biggest hits.”

Bellinger can begin swinging bat 4 weeks after shoulder surgery

Bellinger recently underwent shoulder surgery to repair the right shoulder he dislocated during a home run celebration in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

Bellinger is expected to require 10 weeks of rehab and should be ready for Spring Training in 2021. The expectation, however, is that he will be able to swing a bat in four weeks.

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